Kentaro Miura, the creator of the Berserk manga, has died at the age of 54. According to a statement by Berserk publisher Hakusensha, he died on May 6 as a result of severe aortic dissection.
Berserk, Miura’s most famous work, began serialisation in 1989. Berserk is a dark fantasy manga set in a cruel medieval-inspired environment that has influenced many works of fiction. Miura’s impact may be seen in video games like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Final Fantasy, as well as manga and anime like Demon Slayer, Castlevania, and Vagabond.
Fans paid tribute to Miura online.
The popularity of Berserk led to the production of an anime in 1997. In 2012, a film series covering early plot arcs from the manga was released, followed by a second series in 2016. Berserk-themed video games have also been released.
As a result of the continued serialisation of Berserk, Miura’s manga will most likely remain incomplete.